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Christmas cut-out cookies

Christmas cut-out cookies

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Juliane Meyer

Juliane Meyer

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Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
60 min
Baking
10 min
Resting
90 min

Ingredients

2Servings
13⅓ g
butter
13⅓ g
sugar
vanilla bean
tsp
salt
tsp
cinnamon
egg
26⅔ g
flour
33⅓ g
confectioner’s sugar
tbsp
water
¼ tbsp
lemon juice
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
green food coloring
flour for dusting
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Utensils

plastic wrap, large bowl, hand mixer with beaters, baking sheet, oven, cookie cutters, parchment paper, rolling pin, 3 bowls, 3 piping bags with decorating tips, toothpick

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Nutrition per serving

Cal140
Fat6 g
Protein2 g
Carb20 g
  • Step 1/ 4

    In a large bowl, beat the butter with sugar, seeds from vanilla, pinch of salt and cinnamon until fluffy, then stir in the egg. Add the flour and knead with your hands to a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to fridge for approx. 60 min.
    • 13⅓ g butter
    • 13⅓ g sugar
    • vanilla bean
    • tsp salt
    • tsp cinnamon
    • egg
    • 26⅔ g flour
    • plastic wrap
    • large bowl
    • hand mixer with beaters

    In a large bowl, beat the butter with sugar, seeds from vanilla, pinch of salt and cinnamon until fluffy, then stir in the egg. Add the flour and knead with your hands to a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to fridge for approx. 60 min.

  • Step 2/ 4

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough until approx. 5-mm/0.33-in. thick. Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters, transfer to a lined baking sheet, and bake for approx. 10 min., until the edges are golden brown. Leave to cool.
    • flour for dusting
    • baking sheet
    • oven
    • cookie cutters
    • parchment paper
    • rolling pin

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough until approx. 5-mm/0.33-in. thick. Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters, transfer to a lined baking sheet, and bake for approx. 10 min., until the edges are golden brown. Leave to cool.

  • Step 3/ 4

    In the meantime, mix confectioner’s sugar, water and lemon juice into a thick icing. The icing should flow very slowly from the spoon. If icing is too thick, add water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Divide the icing into 3 separate bowls and dye each one with a different color. Fill into piping bags.
    • 33⅓ g confectioner’s sugar
    • tbsp water
    • ¼ tbsp lemon juice
    • red food coloring
    • green food coloring
    • yellow food coloring
    • 3 bowls
    • 3 piping bags with decorating tips
    • large bowl

    In the meantime, mix confectioner’s sugar, water and lemon juice into a thick icing. The icing should flow very slowly from the spoon. If icing is too thick, add water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Divide the icing into 3 separate bowls and dye each one with a different color. Fill into piping bags.

  • Step 4/ 4

    Decorate the cookies with the colorful icing. For a pattern on the icing, apply dots or lines on top of the base layer of icing. Before the icing dries, use a toothpick to pull the top color through the bottom layer in a pattern you like. Allow to dry over night before packaging. Enjoy!
    • toothpick

    Decorate the cookies with the colorful icing. For a pattern on the icing, apply dots or lines on top of the base layer of icing. Before the icing dries, use a toothpick to pull the top color through the bottom layer in a pattern you like. Allow to dry over night before packaging. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Christmas cut-out cookies

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